Public Management and Administration: An Introduction

Public Management and Administration: An Introduction

by Owen E. Hughes




In recent years and in many parts of the world there has been a transformation in the management of the public sector. The rigid, bureaucratic, form of public administration that dominated for most of the twentieth century has been replaced by a flexible, market-based, form of public management. This 'new managerialism' represents not just a change in organization or management style but a different role for government in society. Public Management and Administration introduces and assesses the principles and theories underlying changes in the management of the public sector. Newer public management models are being adopted all over the world, and the basis, nature and dimensions of these -- as well as their theoretical underpinnings -- are considered in detail. The third edition of this highly successful text has been systematically revised and updated throughout and includes a new chapter on e-government.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312216887
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 12/28/1998
Edition description: 2ND
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.38(w) x 9.55(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Owen E. Hughes is Professor of Public Sector Management, Monash University, Australia.

Table of Contents

1An Era of Change1
2The Traditional Model of Public Administration17
3Public Management44
4The Role of Government71
5Public Enterprise94
6Public Policy and Policy Analysis113
7Strategic Management132
8Personnel and Performance Management149
9Financial Management165
11Managing External Constituencies202
12Public Management in Developing Countries218
14Conclusion: A New Paradigm for Public Management256

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